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Iranian Parliament Approves Bill Requiring Gov't to Boost Defense Capabilities

© AP Photo / Vahid SalemiA general view shows the Iranian parliament. (File)
A general view shows the Iranian parliament. (File) - Sputnik International
The Iranian parliament approved a bill Monday which will require the country's government to spend 5 percent of the public budget on the development of the country's defense capabilities, local media reported.

Iran's Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan (2nd L) pointing at an anti-missile system missiles of Sayyad-2 (Hunter 2), during the inauguration of it's production line in Tehran on November 9, 2013 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Fars News Agency, the new law requires the Iranian government to develop the country's missile production, air defense capabilities, electronic warfare and cyberdefense capabilities, as well as air and naval fleets.

The new law also reportedly includes provisions on boosting military capabilities of combat units.

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